Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Ctenophora > Class Tentaculata > Subclass Cyclocoela > Order Lobata > Family Bolinopsidae > Genus Mnemiopsis

Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MnemiopsisL. Agassiz, 1860accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: Amerikansk ribbegople sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: Amerikaanse langlob-ribkwal; Amerikaanse ribkwal; Leidy's ribkwal
 English: American comb jelly; sea walnut sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: cténophore américain
 German: Meereswallnuss


basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Ctenophora, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 122-123

basis of record

Savini, D.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A. (2006). Consumption rates and prey preference of the invasive gastropod Rapana venosa in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Helgol. Mar. Res. 60(2): 153-159.

additional source

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Moss, A. G. 2009. Ctenophora of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 403–411 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Pollock, L.W. 1998 A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453



External Links

Link To GBIF


Mills, C. (2011). Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:106401




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